An 11-year-old American pit bull terrier named "Wallace," is bidding adieu to his adoring fans today as his loving guardians help him end his 11-month battle with cancer.
News of Wallace's passing was shared on Friday morning to his nearly 31,000 Facebook fans in a touching post which reads, in part:
It's time.... I've given my life everything I have. I'm continuing to be strong because that's who I am, but Roo and Clara can tell that it's now time for me to rest. This time will come for all of us. We don't always have control over when it does, but we do have control over being satisfied at that moment knowing we gave it our best shot. Though my body will soon be gone, my hope is that you will continue to tell my story, so Wallace the Pit Bull lives on.
So please, when you're looking for your next dog, think about giving one of them a second chance. You just never know how it will turn out. With that, I say good-bye. Try not to be sad. Instead celebrate my life. I do not need to live longer because I can die contentedly. That is something I wish for all living beings. - Wallace the Pit Bull
Wallace was rescued from an animal shelter where he struggled due to his incredibly high drive.
Following his rescue, his new guardians, Roo Yori and soon-to-be wife Clara, successfully put Wallace's high drive to work, directing his energy to flying disc competitions; Wallace's talent was readily apparent and he rose to be a champion.
Wallace shattered the mere three month life expectancy that was given to him when he was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma in August 2012.
Over the past year, he has been enjoying the relaxation of retirement as he checked off his doggy bucket list with the help of his beloved guardians.
Rest in Peace Wallace.
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